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The upcoming Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark film adaptation has given us a handful of teasers, but now the first official trailer is here.

The film is based on the 1981 horror series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz, which pretty much was the reason behind all of our nightmares as kids. The books were extremely popular and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide.

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Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark centers around a book that exploits kids’ biggest fears, which end up coming to life in nightmarish ways. The film follows a group of teens who are trying to solve a string of murders. They end up finding the horrific book and havoc breaks loose.

It gives fans a more in-depth look at Harold, the toeless corpse, the Jangly Man and more. As the clip states, “The stories write themselves, and it all comes alive.” Check out the full official trailer below.

The film is produced by Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro and directed by André  Øvredal. CBS Films and Lionsgate are releasing the adaptation of the film.

The adaptation stars Zoe Margaret Colleti (Annie), Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Gil Bellows (11.22.63), Austin Abrams (Paper Towns) and more.

Previously, del Toro was set to both direct and produce the film. But he stepped aside and Øvredal took his place.

Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark will hit theaters Aug. 9.

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As mentioned, the film released four short teasers during the Super Bowl that gave us a glimpse into the film.

Shortly after, Scary Stories released a bit of a longer teaser, which you can check out below.

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